The week will consist of six master classes taught by Andrew Parrott (voice), Cynthia Roberts (chamber music), Myron Lutzke (cello), Stephen Hammer (oboe), Sandra Miller (flute), and Robert Mealy (violin), and a concert featuring the principal players from the New York Collegium and the Clarion Orchestra joined by world-renowned tenor Rufus Müller.
Clarion-Collegium master classes are for students and young professionals from all over the United States. This year, there will be participants from all of the major New York conservatories as well as from schools as far away as California, North Carolina and New Hampshire. These master classes are designed not only as a valuable educational experience for young musicians with a penchant for the Baroque, but also for audience members who wish to go behind the scenes and learn more about what goes into the preparation of an historically-informed performance. The country's leading Early Music specialists address all aspects of preparing for a performance, from developing the techniques to play authentic Baroque instruments to further exploring and understanding the musical tastes and palette of the Baroque period.
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The festival remains one of the cultural landmarks of the East Rising of Yorkshire - utilising some of the Riding's finest historic venues, the Festival embraces a mix of concerts, illustrated talks and educational activities. Guest artists in 2009 include the effervescent Red Priest (not for the faint hearted!) who open the festival (Toll Gavel Methodist Church, Fri 21); tha acclaimed viol group Fretwork presenting a timely commemoration of the genius of Henry Purcell (Beverley Minster, Fri 22) and The Bach Players led by Nicolette Moonen presenting a programme of Bach's instrumental arrangement of Pergolesi's masterpiece 'Stabat Mater' (Beverley Minster, Sat 23). Please contact the NCEM for more detailed information.Look out for the NCEM's free educational pack celebrating the 350th anniversary of Henry Purcell's birth. These resources are aimed at music teachers working with Key Stage 2 pupils.
For more information, please contact us on 01904 632220.
Tickets: For single concerts: £12.00 (concessions £10.00) For all concerts: £34.00 (concessions £28.00)
Yvonne Seymour soprano, Stephen Varcoe bass, David Miller theorbo with the University of York Chamber Choir, Compagnia d’Instrumenti and the University Baroque Ensemble directed by Peter Seymour.
10.30am Purcell & the Church
1.00pm Purcell and the Theatre (I)
2.30pm Purcell in Context (free ticketed lecture)
3.30pm Domestic Purcell
7.00pm Purcell & the Theatre (II)
For detailed information please go to http://www.ncem.co.uk or ask for the University of York concerts brochure.
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The festival remains one of the cultural landmarks of the East Rising of Yorkshire - utilising some of the Riding's finest historic venues, the Festival embraces a mix of concerts, illustrated talks and educational activities.
£12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338;
Thursday 25 June, 7.30pm
The National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church,
Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL
In November, Le Mercure will debut its two new programs in Mexico City! For more information, please visit our website at http://www.mercurequartet.blogspot.com
About Le Mercure: Inspired by the 'Paris' Quartets of G.Ph. Telemann, the ensemble Le Mercure was formed in the Netherlands. With an international core of members and a wide palette of instrumental colors, we are able to concentrate on music written in a true quartet style as well as trio sonatas for two melody instruments and continuo. The quartet, however, is our starting point and remains as our main focus in concerts. Le Mercure has recorded multiple times for the Bavarian Radio of Germany, as well as given concert tours in Germany, The Netherlands, and Poland.The name Le Mercure was taken from various periodicals that existed in France during the 17th and 18th centuries, in which one often found reports of important musical performances of the time. It also refers to Mercury, the messenger of the gods in Roman mythology. We feel ourselves as messengers who wish to transmit the richness and beauty of music to our audience.
Booking is now open for the 2008 York Early Music Christmas Festival, which runs from 11th - 14th December.
Introductory workshop for beginners / false beginners. This workshop introduces to the basics of baroque dance style (17th-18th centuries). Try and dance selected sequences from well-known ballroom dances of the French court, like "Aimable Vainqueur" or "Gigue à deux" (= "Gigue de Roland")!
No previous knowledge required. No need to bring a partner.
Teacher: Alexander Fischer.
Date: September 27-28, 2008, Sat. 4-7pm, Sun 11am-2pm ...
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